Habitat for Humanity Romania launches Are you coming to Bacau? campaign

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Big Build 2016: The largest accelerated construction and volunteering event ever done in Europe. 800 will build 40 houses in only 5 days

Habitat for Humanity Romania launches  Are you coming to Bacau? campaign, which aims to attract volunteers to work in an amazing event, unique in Europe: BIG BUILD 2016. Together with 800 volunteers, the NGO will build 40 homes in 5 days in Bacau, to celebrate World Habitat Day and 40 years of Habitat for Humanity International. BIG BUILD 2016 will become the largest accelerated construction and volunteering event from Europe.

Between the 3rd and 7th of October, 800 volunteers from almost 15 countries (USA, Canada, Germany, Northern Ireland, Slovakia etc.) and from Romanian companies are expected on the site in Bacau to build together with the beneficiary families. Another 1,200 volunteers will work in the pre-event, at setting up the site and pouring the foundations.

In addition to significant financial contributions and products, Kaufland Romania – strategic partner of Habitat for Humanity Romania, together with Dedeman and  Holzindustrie Schweighofer will involve employees in the construction of the 40 homes.

  • Are you coming to Bacau?

On www.habitat.ro/bigbuild  you can sign up as a volunteer (available only in Romania)

Are you coming to Bacau campaign is centered around the idea that BIG BUILD is an unique event, at which everyone must be present, from celebrities to volunteers across the country. On www.habitat.ro/bigbuild  volunteers are able to sign up in one of the teams: Prima TV, Europa Fm, Lora, Minuni.ro etc., or they can become leaders themselves. (available only in Romania)

The campaign involves Prima TV stars (Livia Taloi and Constantin Zamfirescu, from the Trasnitii TV show, Serban Huidu, Codrut Kegheș and Ioana Petric from Cronica CârcotașilorHoria Vîrlan and Valentin Sanfira, from Mama mea gătește mai bine, Livia Graur and Andreea Fried, Focus anchor), Europa FM (Vlad Petreanu andGeorge Zafiu, from Deșteptarea Show), VoltajLora and many more.

The campaign has 3 components: teaser, between May 12th-19th and reveal: May 19th– July 3rd

About the BIG BUILD 2016 beneficiary families

The families that will receive the new homes in Bacau need to be in need of a decent place to live, to volunteers a specific number of hours at building their homes and others from the community and to return to Habitat for Humanity Romania the cost of the house at the price of the materials, without profit or interest, in monthly installments, for a period of 20 years. The system of Habitat for Humanity, developed in 70 countries for 40 years now, empowers the beneficiary families and provides funds for the construction and renovation of housing for other disadvantaged families.

Romania –  the most worrying statistics on housing in the European Union

Over 5 million Romanian are living in severe poverty, according to Eurobarometer. Of these 1.5 million are children. 41.2% of the population has no access to water or sanitary in the house, while the European average is 3.1%. On the other hand, 58% of Romanian are living in overcrowded housing, while the European average is 17.8%.

The creative team of Are you coming to Bacau campaign:

Habitat for Humanity Romania: Loredana Modoran, Resource Development and Communications Coordinator, Iolanda Burtea, Corporate Fundraising Manager, Alexander Paul, Web Developer, Gilda Hromadnic, Donorcare Specialist

Prima TV: Monica Gaia, Brand Manager and Alexandru Calin, copywriter

Europa FM: Ioana Mihalcea, PR Manager

Volunteers: Marius Aldea, copywriter – campaign concept and Garofeanu Lawrence, producer at Mekanism Media.

  1. Loredana | May 19, 2016 at 1:43 pm
     

    Nu va suparati, dar nu aveti formular de inscriere iar la mailurile ce le-am trimis nu a raspuns nimeni….

    • admin | May 27, 2016 at 6:31 am
       

      Buna, Loredana. Ne cerem scuze pentru intarziere. Asa cum spune si comunicatul, pe platforma http://www.habitat.ro/bigbuild te poti inscrie voluntar la evenimentul din Octombrie. Mai multe detalii gasesti acolo, in cazul in care ai intrebari referitoare la platforma sau inscriere, te rugam sa ne scrii pe adi.magda@habitat.ro. Iti multumim

  2. Name (required) | May 20, 2016 at 6:01 am
     

    am auzit deja de voi. unde se construiesc ac locuinte si care e procedeul exact? multumesc

    • admin | May 27, 2016 at 6:25 am
       

      Buna. Ne bucuram ca esti interesata de proiectele noastre. Cele 40 de case se vor construi in Bacau. Ca sa poti participa la BIG BUILD 2016, te rugam sa te inscrii voluntar pe platforma http://www.habitat.ro/bigbuild. Acolo poti alege tipul de experienta pe care vrei sa il ai, sa construiesti toate 5 zile sau sa alegi zilele in care esti disponibila. Daca ai intrebari, te rugam sa ne scrii pe adi.magda@habitat.ro

  3. IRINA ZAHARIA | May 20, 2016 at 8:56 am
     

    Buna ziua,
    Numele meu este Irina Zaharia si va scriu pentru a ma integra in chipa de voluntari de la Bacau din 3-7 oct.2016.
    Am mai participat la cateva campanii cu Habitit for Humanity Roamania si sunt voluntar de mediu din anul 2007.
    Ma puteti contacta la numarul de telefon:0765596385
    Va multumesc si va doresc tuturor multa sanatate si spor in toate!
    Sa aveti o zi frumoasa!

    • admin | May 27, 2016 at 6:22 am
       

      Buna, Irina. Ca sa poti participa la BIG BUILD 2016, te rugam sa te inscrii voluntar pe platforma http://www.habitat.ro/bigbuild. Acolo poti alege tipul de experienta pe care vrei sa il ai, sa construiesti toate 5 zile sau sa alegi zilele in care esti disponibila. Daca ai intrebari, te rugam sa ne scrii pe adi.magda@habitat.ro

  4. Tina | July 28, 2016 at 6:05 pm
     

    how can I sign up can you send me link?

    • admin | August 5, 2016 at 8:14 am
       

      Hi, Tina. Could you please tell me where are you from? We have different ways of signing up for those who are from Romania or not. Thanks

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